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The Undoing Project


Michael Lewis – author of Moneyball, The Big Short, Flash Boys (amongst others) – has a new book out on Kahneman and Tversky – it’s reviewed here in the NYT and he was on Radio 4’s Start the Week this morning, talking about their work and their lives. Worth a listen…


Posted in behavioural, economics.

The pervasiveness of neoliberalism

Google ChromeScreenSnapz001George Monbiot offers a lengthy dismantling of the neoliberal ideology, in Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems. In the context of economics, it is important to recognise how the neoliberal agenda has infiltrated orthodox economics, such that the ‘logic’ of the market is seen as all but irrefutable (and, arguably, in orthodox economics this is why the core assumptions are ‘established’ as axioms that cannot be challenged or tested). For students on ECON2548, this is a worthwhile read and has a bearing on the discussion about the state of economics as a discipline that we have pursued within the module.


Posted in economics.

A globalised war

The ever widening warCurrently on Radio 4, Sir Christopher Clark’s series exploring WW1 offers some useful context for examining the global economy at the beginning of the 20th century (ECON2547 students will find this relevant).

Posted in economic history.